The standard reference work for the logistics industry - in English and focused on the »EU30« (European Union plus Norway and Switzerland)
The study, which was conducted in conjunction with the German trade publication DVZ and the German Association of Logistics Suppliers and also supported by ÖkoRen, is being published for the 16th consecutive year. As a standard reference work for the logistics industry, the »TOP 100 in European Transport and Logistics Services« provides the latest statistics and key figures for the European logistics market, in addition to outlining the market structures and players. Apart from nine market segments that includes piece goods, contract logistics and air cargo, the study re-examines 30 European countries, and for the first time four key industry segments: consumer goods, chemicals/pharmaceuticals, machine engineering and automotive. The study also contains a ranking of the 220 largest logistics services in Europe and a list of the top 50 logistics companies worldwide.
Apart from the industry analysis, this year's edition includes a wide range of new information. For instance, the most important trends are analyzed and examined not only on an individual basis, but also in relation to one another. The logistics industry is already facing the challenge of new technologies and networking that will make concrete investments necessary within the next few years, particularly in light of digitalization. New analyses provide a much clearer comparison of the various logistics frameworks in 30 European countries. Furthermore, the study looks at the profitability of the European logistics business in 15 countries.
The study shows that:
- compared to 2013, the European logistics sector grew by €20 billion to €960 billion, which reflects a moderate increase of slightly more than two percent.
- roughly 50 percent of the entire logistics market volume (€960 billion) is outsourced by industry and trade and generated by logistics services
- the remaining 50 percent is in the hands of the freight shipping industry and stems from in-house transport logistics.
- Europe's 100 largest logistics companies generate revenues of around €223 billion, thus accounting for more than 46 percent of the outsourced volume in the European market.
- the consumer goods sector, which accounts for roughly 16 percent of the European manufacturing industry, employed around 4.2 million people in roughly 285,000 companies and generated €1.085 billion in revenues in 2013.
- online commerce continues to boom, particularly due to the frequency of Internet shopping. This trend doubled between 2007 and 2014 in nearly every European country, making online commerce a key driver of the transportation business in Europe.
The »TOP 100 in European Transport and Logistics Services« study will be presented for the first time at the German Logistics Congress in Berlin and will be available from the DVV Media-Group at the end of October under ISBN 978-3-87154-548-1.
In addition to the traditional book form, the study will be available for the first time in digital form through an app.